Air Fryer Soft-Boiled Eggs

Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs recipe is a unique and creative way to make soft-boiled dippy eggs without babysitting the stove, fast, easy, water-free, and mess-free! No more checking boiling water or worrying about over-boiling them. Your trusted air fryer will make sure your dippy eggs are cooked to perfection every time.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • Eggs, large.
  • Toast

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 275°F (135°C) for 2 minutes
  2. Place the eggs straight from the refrigerator directly to the air fryer basket (or tray). For the room temp eggs, see the recipe notes below.
  3. Cook on the air-fry setting for 9 minutes.
  4. Place the eggs directly into a bowl with cold water for 1-2 minutes, but no more than 2 minutes. You can add a few pieces of ice cubes to the cold water.
  5. Gently crack the eggshell with a spoon a few times, around the top of the egg. You can also roll them while pressing down gently with your hand. The shell should then slip off in a large pieces.
  6. Peel the top part of the shell and place the egg in the egg holder.
  7. Slice about ½ inch of the egg white from the top of the egg until you get the yolk exposed. Gently use the toast soldier to dip into the egg and enjoy this warm deliciousness. Yum!

Prepare a toast.

  1. Once the eggs are cooling in the ice bath, make a toast, if desired.
  2. Butter a piece of favorite bread on both sides.
  3. Cut the buttered bread into 4 even slices.
  4. Sprinkle on a pinch of garlic seasoning and dry oregano or parsley.
  5. Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 1-2 minutes per side until the desired crispiness.

Notes

Depending on how cooked you like your eggs, and how runny you like the yolk to be, it only takes around ten minutes to fully prepare an air-fried egg. Start with 9 minutes for soft-boiled to Jammy eggs, 10-12 minutes for jammy to medium-boiled, and 15 minutes for hard-boiled.

What Temperature should eggs be: Refrigerated or Room Temp?

Excellent question! Because egg temperature matters. I did an experiment and air fried 2 eggs side by side. One was room temperature and another one was straight from the refrigerator. I cooked them both for 9 minutes at 275°F (135°C) in the preheated air fryer. As you can see from the picture below, the egg on the left (from the refrigerator) cooked for a perfect dippy egg texture, while the egg on the right (room temp) cooked to “Jammy”. The egg yolk is slightly soft but hasn’t turned hard and chalky.

Therefore now you know that the egg at room temperature may require a minute less cooking. Always practice and experiment with one or two eggs at a time until you find your perfect egg softness done to your liking in your air fryer.

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